- Sep 13, 2008
The website "Inside Mobile Apps" reported today that Microsoft is supposedly looking towards getting rid of their cumbersome Microsoft Points System in favor of regional currency. This change comes in light of Microsoft's urge to compete with the Android Marketplace and Apple's AppStore. Getting rid of the points system found on Windows Phone, and Xbox Live would allow users a less hectic way of keeping track of how much "money" they have in their account. Those days where you have to calculate how much money you'll have to spend to purchase X amount of points? Gone, and good riddance. If this rumor is true, then Microsoft should be getting rid of their points system by the end of 2012.
Microsoft Ditching Points System In Favor Of Local Currency